CASMA-ACT Conference

Today education faces many important testing and measurement issues. To address some of these issues, ACT and The University of Iowa's Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA), located in the College of Education, periodically sponsor a one-day conference at ACT's Conference Center in Iowa City on the subject of "Current Challenges in Educational Testing." Nationally known speakers address various topics.

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2010

CASMA-ACT Invitational Conference on Current Challenges in Educational Testing

Saturday, November 6, 2010  --  ACT Conference Center, Iowa City, IA

Keynote Speaker
Susan Sclafani, The National Center on Education and the Economy
 
Common Standards
Judy Jeffrey, former Director of Iowa Department of Education
Jim Patterson, ACT
Jason Zimba, Bennington College
 
Common Tests
Brian Gong, Center for Assessment
Stuart Kahl, Measured Progress
John Tanner, Test Sense
 
International Benchmarking:
Gary Phillips, American Institute for Research
John Mazzeo, Educational Testing Service
Susan Sclafani, The National Center on Education and the Economy
William Schmidt, Michigan State University
 
ESEA Reauthorization:
Henry Braun, Boston College
Andrew Ho, Harvard Graduate School of Education
 
"Hot Topics" Panel Discussion
Allen Doolittle, Riverside Publishing
Mark Heidorn, CTB/McGraw-Hill
Stuart Kahl, Measured Progress
Michael Kane, Educational Testing Service
Jerry Melican, College Board
Shilpi Niyogi, Pearson Educational Measurement

Contributing Sponsors
College Board
CTB/McGraw Hill
Educational Testing Service
Measured Progress
Pearson Educational Measurement
Pearson Evaluation Systems
Riverside Publishing Company

2007

CASMA-ACT Invitational Conference on Current Challenges in Educational Testing

Saturday, November 3, 2007
ACT Conference Center, Iowa City, IA

Keynote Speaker
Jim Popham, Professor Emeritus UCLA
Instructional Sensitivity (pdf)

Higher Education Accountability
Ernie Pascarella, University of Iowa
Challenges in Higher Education Accountability (pdf)
Margaret Miller, University of Virgina

Computerized Performance Testing
Joe Crick, National Board of Medical Examiners
Performance Testing in Medical Licensure (pdf)
Richard DeVore, AICPA
Lynn Anderson, Opthalmology Technicians
Performance Testing (pdf)

Challenges to Testing
Media Perspective:
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Lynn Olson, Ed Week
Stephen Sawchuk, Education Daily
Teachers and Testing in the NCLB Era (pdf)

Test Users' Perspective:
Doug Christensen, Nebraska Department of Education
Casey Marks, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

"Hot Topics" Panel Discussion
Allen Doolittle, Riverside Publishing
Stuart Kahl, Measured Progress
Richard Patz, CTB/McGraw Hill
Jon Twing, Pearson
Andrew Wiley, College Board

Contributing Sponsors
College Board
CTB/McGraw Hill
Measured Progress
National Evaluation Systems
Pearson Educational Measurement
Riverside Publishing Company 

2005

CASMA-ACT Invitational Conference 2005

November 5, 2005
ACT Conference Center, Iowa City, IA

Keynote Speaker
Laura Schwalm, Superintendent, Garden Grove Unified School District, Orange County, CA. Winner of the 2004 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

K-12 Testing and NCLB
Robert Linn, University of Colorado and CRESST
Kerri Briggs, Senior Policy Advisor, US DOE

Computerized Grading of Essays
Yigal Attali, Educational Testing Service 
Cathy Mikulas, Vantage Learning 
Lynn Streeter, Pearson Knowledge Technologies 
Mark Shermis (discussant), Florida International University

Non-cognitive Assessment in College Admissions and the Workforce
Robert Sternberg, Tufts University 
Michael Campion, Purdue University 
Paul Sackett (discussant), University of Minnesota

NAEP 12th Grade Testing
Sharif Shakrani, National Assessment Governing Board 
Ted Stilwill, Director of Learning for the Environmental Project (former Director of Iowa Department of Education)

Panel Discussion on "Hot Topic"
Doug Becker, ACT 
Wayne Camara, College Board 
William Gorth, National Evaluation Systems 
Lee Jones, Riverside Publishing Company 
Stuart Kahl, Measured Progress 
Neal Kingston, CTB/McGraw Hill 
Stephen Koffler, Educational Testing Service
John Olson, Harcourt Assessment
Jon Twing, Pearson Educational Measurement

Contributing Sponsor
College Board
CTB/McGraw Hill
Harcourt Assessment
Measured Progress
National Evaluation Systems
Pearson Educational Measurement
Riverside Publishing
Vanatage 

2003

CASMA-ACT Conference on Current Challenges in Educational Testing

November 8, 2003
ACT Conference Center, Iowa City, IA

Keynote Speaker
Mark Musick, Southern Regional Educational Board

K-12 Testing and NCLB
Robert Linn, University of Colorado and CRESST

Upcoming Changes in College Admissions Testing
Wayne Camara, College Board
Cynthia Schmeiser, ACT

Teacher Licensure and Certification
Ronald Berk, Johns Hopkins University

Technology in Testing
Randy Bennett, Educational Testing Service

Classroom Assessment in School Reform
Richard Stiggins, Assessment Training Institute

Panel Discussion on NCLB
Robert Linn, University of Colorado and CRESST
Steve Kromer, NCS 
John Laramy, Riverside
John Oswald, ETS

Contributing Sponsors
College Board
Educational Testing Service
National Evaluation Systems
Pearson Educational Measurement
Riverside Publishing Company